Social Service Summit welcomes local agencies and residents

Press release from the City of Fort Wayne:

Social Service Summit Welcomes Local Agencies and Residents
Register On-Line for Free Event

Economic development, organization sustainability, and service connectivity will be a focus of Fort Wayne’s Social Service Summit sponsored by the Health and Human Services Coalition. The event will be held on December 10, 2010 from 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Public Safety Academy of Northeast Indiana.

Offering more services with less funding, finding ways to partner with others while attempting to share limited resources, and communicating more effectively among social service agencies and residents are all interests gleaned from the previous Summit. Mayor Tom Henry will address the meeting and convey outcomes from the first Summit, highlighting the efforts of the Health and Human Services Coalition.

“We are fortunate to have social services in place that work together to keep our City moving forward,” said Mayor Henry. “I encourage anyone who touches the lives of our residents in need to attend this free summit. Attendees have everything to gain by taking the time to see what is going on in the community and how we come together to address needs and what each of us can do to help.”

The keynote address will be given by Dr. Michael Hicks, Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University. Mark Becker of the Northeast Indiana Foundation and Mike Landram, president of the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce, will also provide updates.

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the following breakout sessions: Collaboration and Coordination, The Role You Play, and Agency Assistance.

The Summit is free of charge and open to the public. Please register by e-mailing: SocialServiceSummit@gmail.com.

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